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    Just got back from the nep store. I picked out an unidentified hybrid, but I feel bad because it's the most expensive plant I've ever purchased, even with getting the price marked down 20%... I think I'm going to stick with plants under $30 from now on. Nevertheless, I'm very happy with it. It's a 24" (or more) vine with two upper pitchers on it so far...

    Fully colored upper...


    Whole vine...


    I'm thinking it may have N. spectabilis or N. copelandii in it, it kinda reminds me of those two. I also purchased a tub of live green sphagnum. I asked the owner if he had any red sphagnum and he wasn't growing that officially, but he did have a bit mixed in with the green sphagnum, so he gave me enough to get me started, which I put around my new N. x Unidentified.



    Also, I asked him what the N. alata spotted was a cross of and he said it was a pure species. He received it over 30 years ago as one of his first Nepenthes and since it's so rare, you can't find other N. alata spotteds to cross it with, so he just makes cuttings and this is one of them. So it's a pure species.

    New and old pitcher...


    ---------- Post added at 06:48 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:45 PM ----------

    Forgot to mention, the N. x Unidentified is in the greenhouse permanently! Night temperatures are going to be in the 50s for the next month with occasional dips down to 48F, but no lower. So since it was already greenhouse hardened, I figured I'd test it out. I sprayed down the floor of the greenhouse and the humidity rose pretty high. Do you think it will be okay if the humidity dips down to around 45% for a few hours? I'm going to leave the greenhouse door open so it only gets into the 70s or 80s inside and it won't cook my new expensive Nepenthes.

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    That unidentified nepenthes looks like it has glandulifera it me. Either way its a nice plant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heli View Post
    That unidentified nepenthes looks like it has glandulifera it me. Either way its a nice plant!
    Just googled glandulifera... The lid and peristome are exact, but the pitcher shape is what makes me think it may not be.

    Thanks! I like the plant too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pineapple View Post
    Also, I asked him what the N. alata spotted was a cross of and he said it was a pure species. He received it over 30 years ago as one of his first Nepenthes and since it's so rare, you can't find other N. alata spotteds to cross it with, so he just makes cuttings and this is one of them. So it's a pure species.
    Are you talking about the plant on Page 19??

    How long he has had it or how it is propagated doesn't make it a pure species or not.
    Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Paroubek View Post
    Are you talking about the plant on Page 19??

    How long he has had it or how it is propagated doesn't make it a pure species or not.
    Yup, the plant on page 19. He said N. alata was a pretty widespread species and the spotted kind is a version of it. I just Google Image'd it and found a few others that are similar, some the same color, some different colors. I think the little spike in the middle may be a lower pitcher thing, because I found a picture of the mother plant and the pitchers (mostly uppers) have no little spikes in the middle. I guess there's really no way to prove it is or isn't a pure species, so I dunno. Just have to take what is told to me by the person who I got it from and to whomever I sell cuttings to later on can be informed that there is a chance it may not be a pure species.

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    Greenhouse video update... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqo-nWtO5C0

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    Left is the newest pitcher, right is the oldest one...


    As you can see, the newer one (I've determined these are intermediates) is a bit longer and slimmer. Less tubby. Plus, the opening in the pitcher is more ovular than the last pitcher, which was more round at the opening. The peristome is a bit thicker on this new one too. It's resembling talangensis, which I like much more than ventricosa, so I'm happy. Can't wait for true uppers!

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    So the heater actually works really well. It's like 55F outside and it's keeping it at 60F, when it dips into the 40s at night it should keep it between 50F and 55F! Super pleased with it, however it lowers the humidity about 10% every hour... How can I maintain humidity while still keeping it warm? Do I need a fogger? I guess that requires a humidistat...

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